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As a former manager of a day labor in Seattle, I agree to the need to support these individuals who need to cash their checks. May even influence them to join the credit union. These workers were paid each day for working on construction sites, cleaning the stadiums during the night after baseball, football or soccer games, or other odds jobs through private companies. These checks were from our corporation so there was no problem with the authenticity of the checks. Many of the workers would have to go to a local store who had a system set up to cash these payroll checks. The store owner knew he would have 50 checks coming in daily and would charge a transaction fee for each. Truly BECU could benefit and should advertise to the day labor companies that they can provide this service for free.
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